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Medical certificate for over 40's in Spain

Discussion in 'Western Europe' started by Jim Morris, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Chavodel8en

    Chavodel8en Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oakland, CA
    So looks like there's no consensus here.

    Should I chance it just going w/ only the certificate (all NOs) signed by me only.
  2. Caudiver

    Caudiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Valencia, Spain
    The Spanish Law about recreational diving is clear; it is compulsory a medical certificated signed by a hyperbaric doctor which expires after two years. Another story is if the diving centers really ask for them before diving (extremely rare)
    I copy an extract from the law (BOE.es - Documento BOE-A-1997-24978)


    Disposiciones complementarias

    Artículo 25. De los reconocimientos médicos de las personas que se sometan a un ambiente hiperbárico.

    1. Toda persona que se someta a un ambiente hiperbárico, deberá realizar previamente un examen médico especializado.

    2. Este examen o posteriores reconocimientos deben ser realizados por médicos que posean título, especialidad, diploma o certificado, relacionado con actividades subacuáticas, emitido por un organismo oficial.

    3. Los reconocimientos periódicos serán obligatorios para acceder a cualquier título o certificado que habilite para someterse a un medio hiperbárico, aparte del examen inicial (este debe figurar en un certificado médico oficial).

    4. Se repetirán anualmente en el caso de los buceadores y bazos profesionales. Este reconocimiento debe figurar en su libreta de actividades subacuáticas.

    5. Se repetirán cada dos años en el caso de los buceadores deportivo-recreativos. Este reconocimiento debe figurar en su libreta de actividades subacuáticas.
  3. chrisch

    chrisch Solo Diver

    No. The cost benefit is clear. If you have a recent medical you are not going to get a "no" from wherever you go and whichever centre takes your fancy. Measure that against the cost of getting there and all the other issues and the medical becomes nothing more than an irritation.

    We dive in France and the same issue comes up. Strictly speaking you need a medical but some centres don't bother. But then you cannot dive with anyone but the ones that don't bother. (France is annual medical all ages).
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  4. CaptGraybeard

    CaptGraybeard Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Florida
    Certified divers need a doctors medical certificate by law on Mallorca. If you need one you can get it from a local doctor for €20 each. The certificate is valid worldwide up to two years. Doctor is first come, first served. At this writing, the doctors office hours are Sun-Thurs from 8.30am - 1.30pm.

    You need a form that your dive shop can provide. I convinced my shop (Big Blue Diving) to send one to me in advance due to my schedule. I’m fitting in a dive before a week long sailing course.

    Hope this helps future inquiries.

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